Energy Transition, a Priority Issue in C20 Discussion

Jakarta – Energy transition became one of the priority issues at the Civil 20 (C20) meeting which was held at the Conrad Hotel Nusa Dua, Bali, 7-9 March 2022, organisers said in a statement Monday (7/3). The meeting with C20 civil society organisations (CSO) members also discussed humanitarian, development, global taxes, women, vulnerable and marginalised groups issues.

The C20 meeting is part of a meeting series leading up to the G20 high meeting which will be held in Bali later this year. The C20 was attended by the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto and the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Arifin Tasrif.

In the statement, C20 Indonesia chairperson Sugeng Bahagijo said, Indonesia as the G20 presidency represents developing countries and listens to the aspirations of poor countries in the policy-making process in the G20.

Events that can also be followed through a virtual room, opens participation of civic organisations from all over the world. Total registrants are claimed to have reached more than 100 organisations from 30 countries. The C20 meeting will also be attended by representatives of international civil society organisations that are part of the C20 structure, such as the Troika C20 Italy and India.

Bahagijo hopes that this meeting will become the momentum for a major movement of civil society organisations to balance the policy-making process in the G20. “It is time for CSOs worldwide to strengthen their contribution to global policy reform through multilateral forums, especially the G20 forum,” he said.

On the first day, C20 Indonesia launched the priority agenda raised through the G20 forum to the public. Meanwhile, on the second day, which coincides with International Women’s Day, March 8, 2022, C20 will hold a follow-up dialogue. (Hartatik)

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